Atlas of the World by Oxford University Press

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Oxford's Atlas of the World--the only world atlas updated annually, guaranteeing that users will find the most current geographic information--is the most authoritative resource on the market. The Nineteenth Edition includes new census information, dozens of city maps, gorgeous satellite images of Earth, and a geographical glossary, once again offering exceptional value at a reasonable price.

Full of crisp, clear cartography of urban areas and virtually uninhabited landscapes around the globe, the Atlas has maps of cities and regions at carefully selected scales that give a striking view of the Earth's surface. Opening with a newly updated world statistics section and a colorful, instructive 48-page Introduction to World Geography--beautifully illustrated with tables and graphs--this acclaimed resource provides details on such topics as climate, the greenhouse effect, employment and industry, standards of living, agriculture, population and migration, and global conflicts.

As in years past, this edition has been revised to reflect the latest geographic information. The popular satellite image section has been refreshed with stunning new images of different regions and urban areas around the world. A completely updated Gazetteer of Nations provides an invaluable A-Z reference source of concise country profiles, including important historical events and statistics on economies and politics. Recent events in Africa and the Middle East--and their profound consequences--are incorporated into various country profiles.

Providing the finest global coverage available, the Atlas of the World is not only the best-selling volume of its size and price, but also the benchmark by which all other atlases are measured.

* Interior pages designed for heightened accuracy and ease of use

* Detailed city plans and country profiles make it the ultimate geographic reference

Revisions for 2012 include:

New maps of Dubai, including the Burj Khalifa, the world's highest structure

Tallest building in Chicago renamed the Willis Tower

2012 Olympic Stadium and "The Shard" added to London

World Financial Center (world's third highest building) added to map of Shanghai

The extensive new motorways in China--4,700km built in 2009 alone--are included. (Total motorway network in China is now 65,000km, US total is 90,000km)

New high speed rails in Europe and the Far East shown on larger scale maps

150 UNESCO World Heritage sites added

New rail links added in France, Russia, China, Burma, Turkmenistan, Iran, and Saudi Arabia

New airports added in Berlin, Latvia, Spain, Turkey, India, and South Africa

Revised Gazetteer of Nations with new Libya and South Sudan flags.

 

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Published October 1, 2012 by Oxford University Press. 448 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Gr 8 Up—Available only in a print version but updated annually, this large-format resource continues to earn pride of place on the atlas case's top shelf for its combination of currency and eye-widening graphics. The physical, political, and country and regional maps that make up the volume's cor...

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